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Commentary and discussion on Google+ about Neil Patel's popups.
Yeah... I hate popups... but I guess there are people who like them.
As long as it works with the target audience, it's all good. It's just that popups make everything so slow and glitchy and practically impossible for smartphones (at least slow ones like mine). I feel like there will come a day everybody will be turned off by it.
i think we need to define what is "working" versus a tactic
P.S. One thing to consider though: Has anyone thought about the timing of pop-ups? I mean, is it proven that they only work when they appear before the reader even read the article?
I tolerate pop-ups that appear half-way in or at the end, so that maybe I can base off my decision then, but in the beginning it's just totally awkward. I don't know this person!!!
I use a popup only on my blog, only once a week, and only when a user has read through the entire blog post do I ask them if they'd like to subscribe.
I don't want to be annoying.
I've been to his site and I'm personally annoyed by it, but my knowledge that he provides great content keeps me going whereas other sites that aren't as reputable - I may just completely be turned off by the friction that the popups are causing.
One thing I will say about Neil is, I believe there's good reasoning behind everything he's doing and no matter how we may personally feel about them - obviously its having some positive effect that he was looking for.
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